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#SEND ‘easements’ legal challenge update: @polly_sweeney & @SteveBroach instructed by Amber, a young person supported by her mother @1985Deanne , to send a Letter before Claim today to the Secretary of State for Education challenging the decision to implement the 'easements' 1/7
On behalf of Amber, we are challenging the Secretary of State's decision to make a Notice which significantly weakens the important duty under s42 Children and Families Act 2014 to secure #SEND provision in accordance with an EHC Plan 2/7
We also challenge the Secretary of State's decision to issue amendment regulations which remove the timescales for complying with a number of important stages of the EHC assessment, planning and review process 3/7
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The threat of judicial review (JR) has already achieved at least three wins for disabled people’s rights during the current crisis (thread to follow, JR explainer here) google.com/amp/s/rightsin… (1)
First, a ‘letter before action’ (first step in JR) was sent by @Simpson_millar challenging guidance on ‘vulnerable’ children which wrongly suggested duties to children with #SEND had changed. Result - new guidance which accurately reflects current law gov.uk/government/pub… (2)
Second, letter before action sebt by @PeterTodd_ @hodgejonesallen challenging NICE guideline on prioritising treatment which risked discriminating against disabled people. Result - guidance amended, ‘CFS’ tool not to be used to assess disabled people nice.org.uk/guidance/ng159… (3)
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Which policies in the Labour Manifesto directly target a marginalised group?

Tories have got rid of most legal traveller sites, what will happen to the children when their homes are seized and their parents locked up?
#r4today @bbcnickrobinson #VoteEducation
How about the fact the Tories are still trying to deport black British citizens?
The #Windrush scandal continues?
#r4today @bbcnickrobinson
#GE2019 #torymaths
amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/n…
What of 9 years of systematic persecution of the disabled?

@bbcnickrobinson #r4today
#GMB #GE2019 #torymaths

theguardian.com/society/2018/o…
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See the hate messages going round now in S/Africa🇿🇦 now😭😭😭. May ALLAH take control of everything.
#XenophobiaSouthAfrica
#XenophobicAttack
#XenophobiaAttack
#xenophia
@UN @Refugees @AfricanUnionUN @MYANC @GovernmentZA @AfricanUnionUS
@CyrilRamaphosa 👇👇👇
As owners / taxi drivers, we inform you that on 9th September 2019, from 8am, we will kill all foreigners from this country ... KZN, Cape Town, Eastern Cape and all other provinces we will be walking, marching to the parliament.
The smell of blood & the smoke of the fire will fill the whole country.

The president of this country has failed, the minister of correctional services & public works also failed to fix d crime committed by foreigners.

Minister Motsoaledi also failed & opened d gates for them.
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BREAKING: Two Bristol families who took @BristolCouncil to High Court against its £5m cuts to SEND funding have won their case. The court has ordered the council to reverse its decision. #SEND Full decision write up to come. Read more: bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-n…
This is big news. 1. It’s the first court case of its kind in the country. 2. It sets a precedent for upcoming court cases. 3. Local authorities around England are now looking to launch joint JR against Govt. 4. Most imptly, SEND children will be supported
Here is a short part of the judge's decision: "I'm not satisfied that had the Defendant (Council) acted lawfully there would necessarily have been any reduction at all. bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-n…
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